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What To Expect Celebrating The Holidays At A Senior Living Community

December 9th, 2018

If you or your family member are new to a senior living community, here’s what you can expect this holiday season.

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Common Winter Precautions For Seniors

December 4th, 2018

Winter is a high-risk time for senior accidents. Here’s some safety precautions you can take to help protect yourself during the winter.

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What Is Continuing Care?

November 12th, 2018

There are a variety of factors that can play into the decision regarding a senior living community. Continuing Care is one and can prepare you or your loved one for all scenarios.

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How To Prevent Falls: Room-By-Room Guide

October 15th, 2018

An aging senior falling in their home when they are alone is one of the biggest fears a family can have. There are multiple preventative measures you can take in order to lower the risk of a loved one falling.

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Navigating Later Life Legal Matters

October 10th, 2018

Before enjoying carefree retirement, there are a lot of elder law questions that you’ll need answered. Here is how we suggest you navigate elder care legal matters.

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Older Adult Kitchen Safety Checklist

September 28th, 2018

The kitchen is the most well-trafficked room in the home, but it is also the place where we are particularly susceptible to accident and injury. Here are a few quick points to help be cautious in the kitchen.

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Helpful Senior Living Resources

September 20th, 2018

Deciding which senior living community is best can be overwhelming at first, especially because of the weight the decision will have on you and your family. Luckily, there are many resources to help you in your search.

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Homecare Vs. Senior Living: What’s The Difference?

September 15th, 2018

When a family discovers that a loved one needs more care than they can provide, it can become stressful and sometimes confusing to sort through the options.

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Navigating Caregiving Responsibilities

September 10th, 2018

Sometimes an adult child will notice that their aging parent needs extra support in his or her daily routine. When this happens, the adult child can sometimes fall into the role of their parent’s caregiver without any notice.

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Does Your Loved One Have Alzheimer’s?

August 17th, 2018

The early warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease can be a challenge for many families if the signs aren’t so clear. If you are concerned that your loved one may be developing Alzheimer’s, the best first step is to begin by documenting your loved one’s concerning behavior and habits. Here are a few common behaviors to […]

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Helpful Ways To Combat Caregiver Burnout

August 9th, 2018

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel like you can’t control the situation. If you leave your stress unchecked, your health can be at risk.

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Getting Your Parent To Consider Senior Living

August 7th, 2018

Many of today’s seniors value their independence more than anything else.

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How Is Technology Changing Senior Living?

July 30th, 2018

We all know that technology seems to be a large driving force in the world we live in because of its ever-evolving nature.

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How To Afford Senior Living: Understanding The Costs

July 6th, 2018

Are you worried the cost of senior living may not fit into your budget? While the monthly cost may seem high, it is important to remember all that is included in the community rental fees. Understand the costs of senior living with this helpful breakdown.

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How To Care For A Loved One Remotely

June 29th, 2018

It isn’t easy being away from your loved one, but sometimes our careers or families dictate where we need to live.

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A Helping Family Is A Happy Family

June 26th, 2018

A transition into senior living can be a bit taxing and hectic.

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Spousal Caregiving Advice: Dottie & George

May 24th, 2018

As we age, memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia begin to deeply affect the cognitive abilities of more people that we know and love.

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How Senior Living Communities Can Combat Senior Isolationism and Depression

May 10th, 2018

Depression can affect people of all ages at different junctions in their life.

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Senior Living Communities Vs. In-Home Care

March 28th, 2018

Deciding between senior living communities or hiring an in-home caregiver can be a tricky decision for seniors and their families.

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6 Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Senior Living

January 6th, 2018

As your parent or senior loved one begins to age, you may have growing concerns about him or her staying at home. While you know it’s time to move your loved one into a senior care community, it may be difficult to open up the discussion.

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Top Three Tips for Caregivers

October 7th, 2017

There’s no doubt being a caregiver requires a multitude of knowledge and experience. Being able to establish trust with both the person you’re caring for relies on a lot of important factors. With these useful tips, you as a caregiver can help guide your caregiving in the right direction.

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Get to Know Grand Ledge

September 18th, 2017

Grand Ledge is the perfect setting for people who love the idea of living in a small, quiet city.

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At Home Activities to Combat Memory Loss

August 29th, 2017

The human brain loses 1 percent of its cells every year after surpassing middle aged. This is why everyone will experience some form of memory loss in their lifetime. However, combating the onset of memory loss is possible if you start preparing early.

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Is at Home Care Right for You and Your Loved One?

August 9th, 2017

Have you recently thought about getting extra daily assistance for a loved one? This subject alone may be hard to bring up. Avoid caregiver burnout and make it easier by knowing and understanding your options. The decision you have to make is between home care and a senior living community. Both have individual benefits depending on their preferred lifestyle.

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Personalized Senior Living: Services Designed for Your Parent

July 17th, 2017

With so many diverse senior care options, it is sometimes difficult finding the right choice for your parent or loved one. Because senior living services range from minimal assistance all the way to full, comprehensive care, it’s essential that your parent is placed into the right community. Here’s a brief breakdown of some care types to help you make your decision.

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Placing a Parent in Memory Care: When is the Right Time?

July 8th, 2017

As the signs of memory loss begin to appear in your parent or loved one, you may be tempted to search for in-home care options. While care at home is possible for seniors experiencing dementia or alzheimers, it sometimes is not comprehensive enough to meet all his or her needs. Here are six signs that it may be time to move your parent into a memory care community.  

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Moving Parents Into Assisted Living: Full Checklist

February 13th, 2017

Have your parents decided to move into an assisted living community? Before they make the move, make sure they know what to bring. Check out this full checklist from Independence Village to make sure your parents have everything they need.

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